Replacing black rubber around screen:

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cyberone, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. cyberone macrumors regular

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    Difficult task?

    Got a faulty rubber ex factory, had no time to exchange computer and thought I get used to the white spots on it.

    Well I don't and Apple says no problem, they replace that rubber.

    Am scared though the technician destroys more than rather solves the cosmetic issue.

    Do they have to take the whole screen apart?!

    Or is it a simple surgery.
     
  2. Raptura macrumors 6502

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    Apple technicians, the ones who repair peoples Macs, handle them with utmost care. They won't cause any further cosmetic problems. The way it looks is one of the most important parts of Apple's vision. They'll do whatever it takes to make it be how it's supposed to be. Don't worry.
     
  3. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    And if you dont like it tell them. Happy customers=profits. They want your money.
     
  4. qwerf123 macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't be sure with Jobs no longer CEO of Apple.
     
  5. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

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    Indeed.. I already returned my new MBA realising that it was made under caretaker when on the particular day when it was produced - Steve was away..

    (For all of you lacking the ability to read sarcasm.. Spoiler alert)
     
  6. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    I know, I finally got my first mac, and steve jobs steps down right after my return window (monday) expired. Now I have 5 useless apple products (air, 2 iPhone 4's, iPad 2, apple tv) to go along with my worthless pre plus that hp pulled the plug on last week! Sigh.:(
     
  7. cyberone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seriously guys, changing that rubber is minor surgery?!

    Unfortunately am not in the U.S. with dedicated, elaborate Apple staff, not to mention a Genius Bar.
     
  8. Raptura macrumors 6502

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    Who did you send it to then?
     
  9. cyberone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well they gonna change the whole display module - anyone seen a fix-it video how many steps that involves?
     
  10. cyberone thread starter macrumors regular

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    GODDAMNED!!!

    I knew it! Since Apple sells tons of computers their QC sucks big style!!

    So they replaced the display module - just to replace it with another faulty one!

    Am so pissed.

    Come on, wake up Apple, where's your legendary quality!!

    What again did I pay the Apple tax for?

    Too pissed to even call them to complain.
     
  11. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Could you post a pic...

    White dots on the black rubber ??
     
  12. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, i've noticed that too, the designs seem to be great but the quality from the manufacturer isn't as consistant as it should be. I guess thats the price we pay to have these things manufactured over seas because of cheap labor.
     
  13. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    There have been plenty of crappy things manufactured in the US with expensive labor - look up "American Automobiles of the 1970s and 1980s" on Wikipedia....
     
  14. taipan61 macrumors 6502

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    they're called "collectors" now...:D
     

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